The following highlights are submitted by Irene Policastro, the Secretary to Superintendent John J. Marciante of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.
Upon returning from Winter Break, Taylor Mills School 4th and 5th grade students participated in the National Spelling Bee. In addition, our students entered several other national contests including the National Geography Bee, the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest, and the continuation of the Continental Math League Meets. We are very proud of how well our students did in all of these competitions! Congratulations to Gabrielle Costanza (5th Grade) for being our school Spelling Bee Champion and to Thomas McDade (5th Grade) for winning the school-wide Geography Bee. We wish both of them the best of luck as they move on to the next level of competition.
In other news, our Student Government has been hard at work coming up with ideas for our upcoming Kindness Week Celebration (Feb 11 – Feb 15) and our “Soup-er Bowl” charitable donation drive (Jan 21 – Feb 1). All donations will benefit the Samaritan Center in Englishtown. Over 1000 items have been donated so far, but as of the date of this printing we are still expecting a big push to the end zone! Our Taylor Made News Crew has also been hard at work, finishing their FIFTH edition of the newspaper this year! We are so proud of the progress that we have seen in their writing in just a few short months. Congratulations to our featured writers this month, Sydney Flanagan and Sofia DellaCave! Be on the lookout for these articles and the rest of our newspaper on The Taylor Mills homepage.
Students also benefitted from a fantastic Physics is Fun assembly sponsored by our Taylor Mills PTA. The event, provided by Mobile Education, presented our students with hair-raising information about the science that is all around us!